Cannot predict now. Despite the reappearance of Elaine Cunningham’s Blood Oath in the Del Rey online catalog with a 2010 release date, we still don’t know if the book will make it to publication. Sue Rostoni said yesterday: “Can’t say yet. Still don’t have the entire manuscript.” (She also answers some questions about the Crosscurrent cover.)
First look: StarWars.com gives us a peek at The Art of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. I continue to wince at the appropriation of McQuarrie art in the name of designs based on those awful puppets. (Not that people were exactly Ralph’s greatest either, but if one must choose…) Your mileage may vary, but this is probably one Art of I’ll be sitting out for.
Street date shuffle:The Essential Atlas has been moved back to August 18. Only a month this time!
TFN has two separate interviews with the creative team behind Dark Horse’s upcoming New Jedi Order comic, Invasion. The first is with writer Tom Taylor, by former staffer Mike Cooper on their message boards. The second, on TFN proper, is with artist Colin Wilson, who’s also worked on the Star Wars titles Legacy and Republic.